Good Morning, RVA: Return of the humidity

It’s a hot one out there, folks. Retreat to the shade, drink plenty of fluids, and, if you can, laze about like a sloth.

Good morning, RVA! It’s 66 °F now, but it’s gonna get hot, and it’s gonna get hot quick. Temperatures should break into the 90s by this afternoon–just a preview for the middle of this week when we could see 100 °F.

Make sure you hydrate.

Water cooler

The School Board of the City of Richmond meets tonight at 6:00 PM. You can check out the agenda here (PDF).

The 2014 Richmond Mural Project begins today and hopes to add a bunch more murals to our already mural-rich landscape. Here’s map of the locations and a list of participating muralists. Stop by and check out the progress over the next couple of weeks.

Chesterfield Police are reporting a triple-murder-suicide at 10:10 PM last night.

The garage in Roslyn, VA where Deep Throat divulged all of Nixon’s juicy secrets will be torn down to make room for shopping mall.

Starbucks will offer some employees a discounted college tuition rate to an online program at Arizona State University. With the university, the company will provide around $3,250 per year of the $10,000 annual tuition.

Russia’s state-owned gas company has shut off the flow of natural gas into Kiev due to unpaid bills. From the BBC: “From today, the Ukrainian company will receive Russian natural gas only in the amounts it has paid for.”


  • Squirrels have the day off after going 2-1 against New Hampshire this weekend. They return to action tomorrow at Birmingham.
  • Kickers battled the Wilmington Hammerheads FC to a 2-2 tie.
  • Nats return home to face the Astros at 7:05 PM after being swept by St. Louis. Washington is now riding a four-game losing streak.
  • The Spurs clinched the NBA finals, and the Kings took home the Stanley Cup.

World Cup

Tonight’s the night y’all: Team USA makes their 2014 World Cup debut at 6:00 PM on ESPN. Elsewhere:

  • Germany vs. Portugal, 12:00 PM, ESPN
  • Iran vs. Nigeria, 3:00 PM, ESPN

This morning’s longread

Here is the window I sit and stare out of every day

Sometimes the best way to get stuff done is to do nothing at all…

To slow down is to slack off. To let go of stress is to lose your edge. I’m certain that, if an employee walks into my office and finds me staring out the window, they’ll think, “Great, I’m working for a lazy-ass who sits around doing nothing while I do all the work.” And this would not do.

Of course, every artist, author, poet, actor, thinker, and leader I admire has essentially said the opposite: clarity and creativity often manifest only after hours of doing … nothing.

Photo by: Pockafwye

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Ross Catrow

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